Father Larry’s first book, Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You To Be was published by Ignatius Press in October of 2009, and went on to become the #1 best seller by Ignatius Press, having sold over 100,000 copies. In Be a Man! Fr. Larry recounts his struggles to learn true manhood, as well as the inspiring stories of others he has served in his decades as a priest. Not preachy but direct, Father Larry challenges men to be strong, without putting on a mask of false strength or machismo. He calls men to admit their weaknesses and limitations, while urging them to find strength in faith and genuine love to overcome their sins and faults.

    A gifted and captivating speaker, Fr. Larry speaks from experience as a pastor of an inner city parish, a high school chaplain, a counselor and an evangelist.  His inspirational talks, presentations, and books—always authentic and enthusiastic—have changed the hearts, minds and lives of millions of listeners and readers worldwide.

    Father hosts the EWTN radio show “The Reason For Our Hope” from 8 - 9 a.m. and 6 - 7 p.m. (Mon. – Fri.), and a live EWTN radio show called “Open Line” on Thursdays from 3 - 4 p.m. Fr. Larry is the founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation, a non- profit organization dedicated to ‘spreading the Good News’ by educating others about Jesus Christ. For more information on the foundation, go to: